IBM reveals innovative features of z15

IBM today announced IBM z15, an enterprise platform delivering the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multi-cloud environments.
IBM z15Clients can use IBM z15 to manage access to data via policy-based controls, with a capability to revoke access to data across the hybrid cloud.

The IBM z15 culminates four years of development with over 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaboration with input from over 100 companies.

z15 can encrypt data everywhere across hybrid multi-cloud environments to help enterprises secure their data wherever it travels.

z15 can give clients a competitive advantage by evolving how they modernize apps in place, build new cloud-native apps and securely integrate their most important workloads across clouds.

Clients are already using IBM Z for their mission-critical workloads to build, deploy and manage next-gen apps and protect data through advanced security.

Two-thirds of the Fortune 100 are using IBM Z.

z15 enables clients to process up to one trillion web transactions a day, support massive databases, and scale-out to 2.4 million Linux containers in a single z15 system — up to 2.3 times more Linux containers per core on a z15 LPAR versus a compared bare-metal x86 platform, running an identical web server load.

z15 addresses mission-critical latency challenges by delivering up to 30 times lower latency and up to 28 times less CPU utilization on z15 by compressing secure web transaction data before encryption using the Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression instead of using software compression.

z15 leverages 12 percent more cores than z14, and 25 percent more memory than z14 to help meet the needs of today’s digital businesses.

Graham Fagan, director of Technology and Operations at Allied Irish Bank, said the IBM Z platform is one of the most modern infrastructure platforms in AIB.

Waldemar Ruggiero, IT Infrastructure Director at Bradesco, said it relies on z15 to offer more processing power, resilience, security and flexibility.

“With z15, our clients can have the cloud they want, with the privacy and security they need – protection for both traditional mission-critical workloads and newer workloads like digital asset custody or blockchain,” said Ross Mauri, GM of IBM Z.

In addition to z15, IBM announced a new enterprise storage system IBM DS8900F designed for mission critical hybrid multi-cloud environments.

The IBM DS8900F storage system delivers next-level cyber security, data availability and system resiliency for clients. IBM DS8900F offers clients more than 99.99999 percent uptime and several Disaster Recovery options designed for near-zero recovery times to ensure protection of data.